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[movies]3rd Ave. El - Carson Davidson
A portrait of the Third Avenue Elevated Railway in New York City in 1955. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive. The music is Haydn’s Concerto in D, played by harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. Davidson was a great fan of Landowska, and the rights to the music were held by HMV, who told the filmmaker that he could use the music, provided Landowska gave her approval. Through her secretary, Davidson discovered that Landowska distrusted filmmakers, had only seen one film in her life (which she disli...
Keywords: New York City; Trains; Elevated Railway
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[movies]Railway with a Heart of Gold - Carson "Kit" Davidson
This film is an account of the Talyllyn Railway, a historic narrow-gauge slate carrier in Tywyn, Wales, and its operation by a preservation society who saved it from being sold for scrap. Although the release date is 1965, it was actually filmed in the early 1950s. Academic Film Archive of North America director Geoff Alexander visited the railway in June, 2009 as part of the process of preparing the film for uploading: "Opened in 1865, the Talyllyn railway was the first narrow-gauge steam railw...
Keywords: train; narrow gauge; locomotive; Talyllyn
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[movies]Recognition of Man: The Renaissance - Johanna Alemann
Shows that the main Renaissance contribution to Western culture was the recognition of the individual in life and art. Explains that one of the most significant creations of the Renaissance was portraiture, a new category of art which reveals man's developing awareness of his active destiny in life. Surveys portraiture from the 13th through 16th centuries, including Flemish, Italian, and German painters such as Titian, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Durer...
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[movies]Rhinoceros - Jan Lenica
A animated version of Ionesco’s tale, a play on the theme of conformity.
Keywords: animation; poland
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[movies]Rocking-Horse Winner, The - William Deneen
Presents an adaptation of the novel of the same title by D.H. Lawrence, about a young, sensitive English boy whose rocking horse empowers him to predict winning racehorses at the eventual cost of his life.
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[movies]Romp, The - Wills Simms
A wild film made by Simms’ Animated Art class at Hughes Jr. High in Woodland Hills, California, focusing on galloping, flying, and growling animals, and features a fascinating abstract art sequence, with music by the Hughes Jr. High Stage Band, conducted by Elliot Myro. A second Simms film, 'Progress?'follows 'The Romp. For more on Simms, visit http://www.afana.org/simmswillis.htm
Keywords: student-made film
Downloads: 125
[movies]Romp, The, - Willis Simms
A wild film made by Simms’ Animated Art class at Hughes Jr. High in Woodland Hills, California, focusing on galloping, flying, and growling animals, and features a fascinating abstract art sequence, with music by the Hughes Jr. High Stage Band, conducted by Elliot Myro. A second Simms film, 'Progress?'follows 'The Romp. For more on Simms, visit http://www.afana.org/simmswillis.htm
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[movies]Rough Road to Panama - Sullivan C. Richardson
This film documents the Sullivan C. Richardson Pan American Highway Expedition of 1940-1941, the first of a two-part series describing the first successful attempt to drive an automobile from the United States to the tip of South America (the companion film was 'Rugged Road to Cape Horn.')Here, Richardson and two companions (one of whom is Arnold Whitaker) explore the route that would eventually become the Pan American Highway...
Keywords: Pan American Highway; Monte Alban; Atitlan; Guatemala; Mexico; El Savador
Downloads: 3,137
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